Vegetables diet for men
Males of all ages can benefit from eating a balanced and varied diet, getting enough calcium, avoiding high fat and sugar content (like fast food), drinking six 8-ounce glasses of water, and exercising daily.
However, if you are worried about your personal nutrition or weight, talk with your doctor about your concerns. There are many diets and supplements that can be dangerous to your health. Your doctor can discuss a diet that is right for you.
Men Need Nine a Day
Although everyone is encouraged to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, men should actually be shooting for nine!
Unfortunately, most men are in danger of not eating enough of this important food group.
Men aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables.
- Men eat only about 4 1/2 servings of fruits and vegetables a day on average.
- Only 4 percent of men say they eat the nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day recommended as part of an active lifestyle.
- Men are significantly less likely than women to recognize the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, such as their role in reducing the risk of many cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
- Men have approximately 1 1/2 times the death rate of total cardiovascular diseases as women.
- Men have approximately 1 1/2 times the death rate of total cancers as women.
- Men have approximately 2 times the death rate of lung cancer as women.
- Men have approximately 1 1/2 times the death rate of colorectal cancer as women.
- More than two-thirds of men are overweight or obese.
- Among Americans overall, at least 58 million have some form of cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, and 8.2 million Americans alive today have a history of cancer.
Why eat fruits and vegetables?
- Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins, minerals and fiber your body needs.
- They are packed with hundreds of disease-fighting phytochemicals - natural substances that work as a team to protect good health.
- Pills and supplements cannot provide all these nutrients together.
- Different color fruits and vegetables all contain an array of disease-fighting phytochemicals that work together with vitamins and minerals to protect our health. Eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables everyday.
- Green (i.e. spinach, romaine lettuce, peas, broccoli, limes)
- Yellow/Orange (i.e. carrots, squash, sweet corn, oranges)
- Red (i.e. tomato sauce, tomatoes, red peppers, cherries, watermelon)
- Blue/Purple (i.e. blueberries, eggplant, grapes, plums)
- White (i.e. cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, bananas, pears)
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"1. Vegans (strict vegetarians) are, on average, 30 pounds lighter than meat eaters. Obesity can cut a persons lifespan by 6.2%.
2. Consuming a vegetarian diet can reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Vegetarians and vegans are less insulin resistant than meat-eaters, thus reducing the need for medication.
3. Those who eat vegetarian foods, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains have fewer risk factors for heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women in the United States
I read the Men's Health article2007-03-25 07:43:00 by whatigotfromit
Was a seeming recommendation to eliminate all carbs, or at least most, except for vegetables, which they called low carb, even though they are generally all carb (meaning, the calories in vegetables come from carbohydrates). Yes, I know vegs. are generally low calorie.
Then to eat a diet where 70 or more per cent of calories come from fat.
There was only an anectdotal example of why this might be healthful. If I remember correctly, there was only the example of one person doing this and being successful.
On the ADA website they recommend just 3-4 starchy food servings per day, but more total carbs
Regarding diet2007-03-04 20:09:29 by swaldo
Yes it's a book by Jack Lalanne. You can buy it on Amazon or directly on his website (jacklalanne.com) where he has all his books available. You can find older ones on ebay too. "For men only" is rare and a great book even for women. The book I mentioned is sort of an updated version of this classic.
I am not aware of the Paleo diet so I can't comment on it. However, in my studies I have found balance is the key - eating a variety of foods as close to nature as possible. That means lots of vegetables, fruit, grains, healthy fats and lean sources of protein (especially egg whites, fish and turkey
Mediterranean diet can help you live longer?2004-09-28 06:08:26 by aussiechef
From the Los Angeles Times 9/27/04
By Melissa Healy
Times Staff Writer
Drizzle on the olive oil, uncork a bottle of wine, and hit the cobblestones you may not only reach old age but extend it longer than most, a pair of European studies has concluded.
The new research represents yet another victory for those espousing a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, beans, fish and olive oil, washed down with a daily glass or two of wine. In one 10-year survey of elderly European men and women, researchers found that those who adhered to a "Mediterranean diet," did not smoke, drank moderately and remained physically active were about half as likely to die during the study period than those whose diets and lifestyles were less healthy